Master of Criminal Justice
University of Canterbury
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Students will have acquired an advanced understanding of the theories of the causes of crime, including psychological, sociological, cultural and environmental theories and the empirical research that underpins those theories. They will also have an understanding of the statute and case law governing the criminal justice process, particularly aspects of the criminal law, criminal procedure and sentencing. They will have a good knowledge of the systems and institutions involved in the criminal justice process including prisons and providers of community service penalties, the police, the courts, restorative justice and health providers whose activities are linked to the criminal justice process. Graduates will be able to interpret relevant legislation, analyse and critique existing policies in criminal justice fields and identify or appraise suggestions for reform.
Key Information for Students
An approved Bachelor's degree.
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(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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Examples of related scholarships
College of Business and Law Award for Excellence
University of Canterbury - The Scholarships Office
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Ngā Ara Mātua Scholarship
Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office
$2500 - This scholarship can be used for tuition fees and/or accommodation
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Where does this information come from?
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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.